First Methodist Episcopal Church of Rock Falls
History - 1868 - 1925
First Methodist Episcopal Church
212 Fourth Avenue, Rock Falls IL
J.J. Hitchens, Minister in 1925
It is nearly three years since we came to know each other. During that time we have had together many joys and also many things that cannot be called joys. We have had to work hard, but maybe, after all, that has been good for us. For the most part, the members and friends have been loyal to the core, and for this the Pastor and his family express their appreciation. It means a great deal to any Pastor to have the backing of good men and women.
It is not in any spirit of boasting that we record that during the three years we have been working together, there have been received into the Church, two hundred and fifty people. Our baptismal services have been seasons of blessings, and over one hundred and fifty have been baptized during the three years.
The first year together we were greatly handicapped because our work had to be carried on down at the High School. But through patience, through everlastingly keeping at our work, through constantly keeping before us our great task, we have marched to points of progress undreamed of by even the most optimistic. The Pastor and his family hope the Church will continue to grow. That whoever may be the Pastor of the future, he will be able to look on his work here with a great deal of pardonable pride because the members and friends are determined that God's Cause shall not fail.
During that first year, there were over two hundred meetings held in the Parsonage. We remember some of those meetings as we write this message. How often the cloud of despondency hung over our heads, but God saw us through, and if the Pastor has one message to emphasize more than another, it is to have great confidence in God. The Church is different from every other organization. It is not only a human institution - it is divine. Undergirding its life, there is the promise of Divine Power. Somehow or other we have come to believe that the power to make every Church succeed is here if we will only use it. Friends, in our home life, in our Church life, let us make use of the promised power.
We make no apologies for our pulpit work. We have done our best. If at times you were strengthened and helped, then God be praised. If at times the truth struck home, and you felt just a little grieved at the Preacher, well, praise God for that. If at times you have not agreed, bear in mind, we have never asked your agreement on everything. Pastor and people may differ in many little things.
We have not kept a complete record of calls made. The strenuous building campaign, the gymnasium work left time and strength only for those places where we were really needed. In homes of sickness and distress we have felt God very near. We shall never forget some of these experiences. Whatever may be our differences, let us think charitably of each other and may our lives ever testify to the genuiness of our Christian life.
J. J. HITCHENS.
BRIEF HISTORICAL SKETCH
For the Historical data of the Rock Falls Methodist Episcopal Church from its origin in 1868-69 down to 1906, we are indebted to Rev. Charles A. Gage, who with great care and patience gathered many facts of interest.
The Rock Falls Church was organized as a Class during the Winter of the year 1868-69. The Rev. J. H. Alling, who was Pastor of what was then known as Second Church, Sterling, Illinois, with the aid of other brethren, conducted revival services on this side of the Rock River, which resulted in the formation of the new society. Before the close of the calendar year of 1869 a Church was built which cost a little over $4,000, the Rev. John A. Stayt being the first appointed Preacher. In 1872 a Parsonage was completed at the cost of $1,100.
It is impossible to mention the names of all those who had a share in the pioneer work of Methodism in this community. They have gone on, but being dead they yet speak to us and we of this day are deeply indebted to those sturdy men and women of the past. There has gone out from the Rock Falls Church five Ministers, one Professor and one who was Treasurer of the Western Methodist Book Concern. Out of the five Ministers one is a Bishop and one was District Superintendent of the Chicago Western District for six years.
In 1882 an addition was built to the Church. Between 1888 and 1891 the Church was completely remodelled. In 1904 a new Parsonage was built. Many revivals have characterized the career of this Church and in the bringing in of new members it has been one of the most successful in the Rock River Conference. The following have been Ministers on this Charge: 1870, John A. Stayt; 1872-74, Thomas Chipperfield; 1874, Lewis E. Curts; 1875, Cornelius R. Ford; 1876 to 1879, Amos H. Miller; 1879, M. H. Triggs; 1880, W. A. Cross; 1881 to 1882, J. C. Stoughton; 1882 to 1885, again Amos H. Miller; 1885 to 1888, C. A. Bunker; 1888 to 1891, M. M. Bales; 1891 to 1893, George H. Wells; 1893 to 1898, Frank H. Gardner; 1898 to 1901, W. H. Pierce; 1901 to 1903, John H. Dingle; 1903 to 1906, Charles Gage; 1906 to 1908, F. W. Nazarene; 1908 to 1911, ]. F. Clancey; 1911 to 1914, James Potter; 1914 to 1916, Lewis B. Lott; 1916 to 1922, Alfred Simester; 1922-J. J. Hitchens.
Thus in the fifty-three years of Rock Falls Methodism there have been twenty-one Pastors. During this time over ten thousand people have joined the Church. People converted at its altar have gone to all parts of the country and many have joined the Church Triumphant.
And now we come to a bit of recent history. During the pastorate of Alfred Simester (January, 1921), the Church burned to the ground. Many hearts ached to see the passing of this old landmark and spiritual home of thousands. But no sooner did this fire occur than the Pastor and officials planned a Church, modern in every detail. A subscription list was started and enough subscribed to justify the building committee beginning operations. The cornerstone was laid in October, 1922. The Rock River Conference that year met at Princeton, and when the appointments were read, J.J. Hitchens became Pastor at Rock Falls. Building work continued and in September, 1923, one of the finest Churches ever built in a city of the size of Rock Falls was dedicated. The building committee, backed by loyal people, worked right nobly and every member today is justly proud of the enterprise. Rock Falls Methodist Church with its great plant has a great program with a great purpose. The years to come will unfold achievements even greater than those of the past.
If a Preacher succeeds, he is worth all the Church pays him; if he doesn't, he isn't worth anything to that particular Church. Our Church building and equipment cost in the neighborhood of eighty thousand dollars. We hope to be able to report by the 6th of September that this amount has been paid off down to twenty-five thousand dollars. The Church has adopted a slogan that every dollar of the indebtedness must be paid by 1930. If you are in arrears with your Building Fund pledge, you'll hearten the committee by making arrangements to meet this sacred obligation.
Our World Service and Benevolent program is not so good as it might be, but in the last five years, in spite of the tremendous burden, this Church has paid out for world wide work about fifteen thousand dollars. Our Current Expense budget is nigh eight thousand dollars a year. In the main our members and friends do well. Of course, there are a few slackers, but they are getting fewer every year. The average American Christian doesn't want anyone else to be carrying his burden.
What is Money? It is a token or payment for services rendered -- a medium of exchange, a part of yourself. When you give money to the work of God's Kingdom, you subscribe yourself, and put money into that work in a very special way. When your envelope is carried to the front on the offering plate, just think that part of yourself is going up there. Money offers the opportunity for people to give of themselves to the great work of God's Kingdom. Our Church has been paying its bills on time. That is much better than giving the impression that when the Church contracts a debt, it means a long time before the creditor gets his money. See that your envelopes come in on time and God's Cause will be honored.
What are you going to give to God during the year 1925-1926?
If you cut down, then you favor a curtailing of the work here.
If you give the same, you mean you wish no progress.
If you give just a little more, you mean you stand for going ahead.
But after all, whether we give little or much, it is the spirit that counts.
God knows our hearts. He knows whether we are doing our best.
Make the year 1925-1926 the best year ever.
HOURS OF WORSHIP-CHURCH CALENDAR
Sunday School -- 9:45 A.M.
Morning Hour of Worship -- 10:45 A.M.
Epworth League -- 6:30 P.M.
The People's Evening Service -- 7:30 P. M.
Gymnasium open every day for games and recreation. Regular schedule, nine months in the year. Basket Ball, Volley Ball and Indoor Base Ball game schedule is being now arranged for the Winter of 1925-1926. Dramas and Pageants will feature largely the program during the Winter.
Now is the time for every Society and Organization to be working out their schedule.
Boys and girls will be under proper supervision in the "gym." There is no place so worthy of the parents' cooperation.
Thursday night will be known as Church Night. Presumably a similar plan will be carried out as in previous years. Thousands of people enjoyed the Community Nights last year.
The Ladies' Aid Society meets the second and fourth Friday of every month.
The Women's Social Auxiliary meets the first and third Wednesday of every month.
The W. F. M. S. meets the first Friday in every month. The W. H. M. S. meets the third Friday in every month. The King's Heralds meet the first Saturday in every month.
All meetings of Classes and Societies in the Church must be arranged for so as to a void conflict.
We have one of the best Churches, so let us all help and teach others to keep it clean.
See that lights and water are turned off.
If you use the Organ, make sure you switch off the motor.
THE OFFICIAL BOARD FOR 1925 -1926
J. Cantlin -- President
A. E. Deem -- Building Treasurer
John McNeil -- Secretary P. J. McAllister, Frank 1. Barrus, A. L. Coe F. H. Bennett, L. A. Wheelock, A. L. Coe
A.L. Coe -- President
Frank Barrus -- Financial Secretary
Carl Morse -- Treas. of Current Expenses
H. Bassett - Treas. of Benevolence and World Service
Henry Olds, Frank Eberly, H. P. Sharts, E. M. Coe, Ed. Freeman, Aaron Gaulrapp, Mrs. John Rhyne, Mrs. L. A. Wheelock, Mrs. John McNeil, Mrs. J. Cantlin, Mrs. A. L. Coe, Mrs. E. M. Coe, Mrs. F. 1. Barrus, Jacob Dupuy, A. J. Gettle, H. H. Dver, John Murray, Clarence Gaulrapp, Lyle Golder, Lee Wilkins,
Presidents of the Epworth League, Home and Foreign Missionary Societies and Ladies' Aid Society.
In all matters with the exception of the Building Fund, the Trustees and Stewards will act as a unit.
COMMITTEES FOR 1925-1926
F. I. Barrus, Carl Morse, J. Cantlin, A. E. Deem, Aaron Gaulrapp, H. Bassett, H. Dyer
J. Cantlin, A. E. Deem, H. Dyer
Apportioned Benevolent Committee
H. Bassett, Miss B. Seneff, Mrs. J. . McNeil, Harold Gaulrapp
Janitor and Purchasing Committee
F. H. Bennett (Ch'rman), Mrs. John Rhyne, L. A. Wheelock, Mrs. A. L. Coe
Church and Parsonage Property Committee
Pres. of Trustees, Pres. of Lad. Soc. Aux. Pres. of Official Board, Pres. of Lad. Aid Soc.
Mrs. A.E. Deem, William Limond, Mrs. C. Gettle (Pres.), Pearl Chapin, Mrs. Aaron Gaulrapp
Ed. Freeman -- Recording Steward
John McNeil -- District Steward
Henry Olds -- Reserve Steward
Mrs. L. A. Wheelock -- Communion Steward
F. H. Bennett -- Auditor
J. Cantlin -- Church Records
F.I. Barrus -- Church Records
L.A. Wheelock -- Church Records
New Church Year begins October 4th.
Official Board will meet for regular meeting the first Monday night in every month with the exception of July and August. The Official Board is open to suggestions from any member or friend of the Church.
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL
The Rock Falls Methodist Sunday School was organized in 1871 from the old Union Sunday School, which met from 1865 to 1870 in a brick school house on the Dixon Road. At the present time our Sunday School is a vital force in the community. The Superintendents are as follows:
J. Cantlin -- General Superintendent
Henry Olds -- Adult
Mrs. L. A. Wheelock -- Senior
John McNeil -- Junior
Mrs. John McNeil -- Primary
Mrs. J. Cantlin -- Cradle Roll
The enrollment is well over five hundred. There are one hundred aud fifty babies on the Cradle Roll. The Sunday School is graded and all the work is carried on in an efficient manner.
The Epworth League
The local Chapter was organized in 1889. It was reorganized in 1904. Miss Fern Yeager is the President for 1925-1926.
Women's Home Missionary Society
Its lines of work touch many a saddened spot to relieve it. The local organization is well organized.
Women's Foreign Missionary Society
This organization has put the world in its heart. It is touching the ends of the earth. The local work is well in hand and great interest is constantly maintained.
The King's Heralds
This is a Junior Missionary Society under the leadership of Mrs. Carl Morse. It is a training school in world vision.
Ladies' Aid Society
This Society has had a very remarkable history in our Church. It has helped the Church out of a trying experience. Its record during this present building campaign is one of which we are all proud.
Women's Social Auxiliary
This Society was organized in 1903, and while it was organized primarily as a social order, it has assumed in all of its career great financial obligations. It is one of the reliable forces of the Church, and in every movement has come forward willing to do its share.
Other Reliable Forces
In addition to these regular Church organizations, we have a number of class organizations, which have done right nobly all along the line, but particularly during this new building campaign. Everyone of these organized classes has a record of achievements which merits the praise of the entire officiary of the Church.
The Directory would be incomplete without paying our highest compliments to the Choir. In no Church will you find a more faithful group. Long live our Choir!
Aarvig, Clyde, 1016 W. Second St.
Aarvig, Hirschey, 1016 W. Second St.
Adams, Ed., 307 Second Ave.
Annan, Mrs. Ruth, Springfield, Ill.
Anderson, John, 813 Ave. A
Ashling, Elwin, 400 Second Ave.
Aschling, Ellen, 400 Galt Ave.
Aument, Benj., 612 Third Ave.
Aument, Mrs. Rubright, 612 Third Ave.
Bakeman, A. E., California (Non-resident)
Bakeman, Mrs. A. E., California (Non-resident)
Barnes, Emma, 211 E. Seventh St.
Barnes, Dorothy, 211 E. Seventh St.
Barnhart, Earl, 607 Fourth Ave.
Barnhart, Marie, 607 Fourth Ave.
Barrus, Frank, 211 Ave. C
Barrus, Lorena, 221 Ave. C
Barrus, Helen, 221 Ave. C
Barrus, Lois, 221 Ave. C
Bassett, Harry, 613 E. Fifth St.
Bassett, Sarah, 613 E. Fifth St.
Battles, Alia, 206 E. Third St.
Battles, Howard, 206 E. Third St.
Battles, Mary Elizabeth, 206 E. Third St.
Battles, George, 206 E. Third St.
Battles, Lewis William, 206 E. Third St.
Beeler, Ernest, 502 Second Ave.
Beeler, Mrs. E., 502 Second Ave.
Bell, Joseph, Fourth Ave.
Bell, Jessie, Fourth Ave.
Bell, Alta, Fourth Ave.
Bennett, Clarence, Buell Rd.
Bennett, Mrs. C, Buell Rd.
Bennett, Earl. Buell Rd.
Bennett, F. H., 301 E. Third St.
Billings, Samantha, 507 Third Ave.
Bohms, Herman, Second Ave.
Bohms, Tessie, Second Ave.
Bonnell, Phoebe, Lamoile, Ill.
Boze, Floyd, 500 Kinth Ave.
Bowman, Carol, Sterling, Ill.
Bowen, Bryce, Second Ave.
Brainard, Robert, 50S Third Ave.
Brand, Mary Boze. 500 Ninth Ave.
Brant, Mrs. Edith, 811 LeRoy Ave.
Brown, Mrs. Robert, 303 Eighth Ave.
Brown, Robert, 303 Eighth Ave.
Brown, Lillian Mae, Golder Rd.
Brown, Frank, 300 Second Ave.
Brown, Leonora, 300 Second Ave.
Brown, Kenneth, Dixon Rd.
Brown, Fannie, 701 Eleventh Ave.
Brown, Sylvia, 701 Eleventh Ave.
Brown, Dorothy, 701 Eleventh Ave.
Brown, Evelyn, 701 Eleventh Ave.
Brown, Mrs. Anna, 614 Dixon Ave.
Brown, Howard, 207 Broadway, Sterling. Ill.
Brown, John S., Dixon Rd.
Brown, Bertha, Sterling, Ill.
Bruns, Edgar, 811 W. Second St.
Bryant, Mrs. W. H., 400 Ave. B
Bryant, Sue, 400 Ave. B
Bossoh, Beatrice, 400 Ave. B
Burmeister, Maude, 519 \iV. Ray. Seattle, Wash.
Butler, Mrs. S., Dixon Ave.
Butler, Mrs. H., Hume, R. F. D. 1
Card, Mrs. Robert, 907 W. Second St.
Card, Leslie, 404 Thirteenth Ave.
Calligan, Lena Belle, 1013 First Ave.
Canning, Geo., 702 First Ave.
Cantlin, Jacob, 406 E. Second St.
Cantlin, Darlene, 406 E. Second St.
Cantlin, Marian, 406 E. Second St.
Capis, Wesley, 305 E. Fifth St.
Capis, Stella, 305 E. Fifth St.
Capis, Lawrence, 305 E. Fifth St.
Cassidy, Myrtle, Pactolus, Ky.
Castle, Helen, 402 Fourth Ave.
Castle, Charles, Rock Falls, R. 1
Chapin, Pearl, R. F. D., Hume Twp.
Chapin, Mrs. Pearl, R. F. D., Hume Twp.
Cheshier, John, 405 Eighth Ave.
Cheshier, Donald, 405 Eighth Ave.
Church, Lawrence, Golder Rd.
Church, Mrs. L., Golder Rd.
Church, Clare, Golder Rd.
Church, Howard, 1012 W. Second St.
Church, Mrs. Howard, 1012 W. Second St.
Church, Helen, 1012 W. Second St.
Clemons, Maude, care of F. Rumley, Hume R. 1
Clark Margaret Ruth
Clark, Lois Lucile
Coe, A. L., 308 E. Second St.
Coe, Eva, 308 E. Second St.
Coe, E. M., 316 E. Second St.
Coe, Mrs. E. M., 316 E. Second St.
Cogswell, Lucy, Dixon, R. F. 1
Collett, Virgil, Fourteenth Ave.
Connolly, Mrs. G., Tenth Ave.
Connolly, Robert, Tenth Ave.
Connolly, Ella Mae, Tenth Ave.
Connolly, Gerald, Tenth Ave.
Connolly, Wilma, Tenth Ave.
Connolly, Marvin, Tenth Ave.
Conyne, Nellie, 813 Ave. A
Conyne, Robert, 813 Ave. A
Conley, Mrs. Elsie, Ave. C
Courtright, G., 901 First Ave.
Connolly, Mrs. Robert Tenth Ave.
Courtright, Mrs. G., 901 First Ave.
Courtright, Luverne, 901. First Ave.
Coward, Oda, 301 E. Third St.
Carlson, Mrs. Ed., 802 LeRoy Ave.
Carlson, Ed., 802 LeRoy Ave.
Card, Edwin, 400 Sixth Ave.
Card, Mrs. Edwin, 400 Sixth Ave.
Daniels, L. P., 404 Fifth St.
Daniels, Mrs. L. P., 404 Fifth St.
Daniels, Daniel, 205 W. Second St.
Dunlap, Mabel, Tenth Ave. and Seventh
Dow, Winagine, 217 Second Ave.
Dancey, Mrs. John, 210 Sixth Ave.
Dow, Dorothy, 502 Dixon Ave.
Dodd, Mrs. Joseph, 801 Ave. A. R. F.
Dodd, Mrs. Esther (Chas. Taylor, 801 Ave. A)
Depuy, Jacob, 505 E. Fourth St.
Depuy, Jessie, 505 N. Fourth St.
Depuy, Elwood, 505 E. Fourth St.
Depuy, George, 505 E. Fourth St.
Dennison, Jennie, 571 Seventy-fifth Ave. West Allis, Wis.
Dennison, Clarence, 571 Seventy-fifth Ave. West Allis, Wis.
Dennison, Hattie, 514 W. Fourth St.
Dennison, Beulah, 514 W. Fourth St.
Degman. Errol, 602 Ave. A. R. F.
Deem, A. E., 314 E. Second St.
Deem, Genevieve, 314 E. Second St.
Davison. Mary. First Ave.
Dyer, Harry, Garden City
Dyer, Belle, Garden City
Early, Mrs. W. A.. Early Rd.
Eberley, Mooney, 307 E. Fifth St.
Eberley, Mrs. M. 307 E. Fifth St.
Eberley, Frank. 213 Second Ave., R. F.
Eberley, Harry. 808 LeRoy Ave.
Eberley, Mrs. Harry, 808 LeRoy Ave.
Eddie, Jessie. 400 Seventh Ave.
Eldrenkemp, Hazel Pfulb, 300 Second Ave.
Eldrenkemp, Evelyn. Dixon Rd.
Elming, Etta Miers. 1942 Jackson Block, Chicago
Emmons, Anna. 212 E. Seventh St.
Emmons, Henrietta, 400 Eighth Ave.
Emmons, Pearl, 400 Eighth Ave.
Emmons, Florence. 400 Eighth Ave.
Emmons, Lulu J.. 400 Eighth Ave.
Emmons, Hazel. 400 Eighth Ave.
Emmons, Lloyd, 400 Eighth Ave.
Emmons, Floyd, 400 Eighth Ave.
Emmons, Mrs. Francis, 400 Eighth Ave.
Eldrenkemp, Raymond, Brown's Beach
Erickson, Louis, 405 E. Fifth St.
Erickson, Mrs. Louis, 405 E. Fifth St.
Eshelman, Mrs. Earl, 303 Thirteenth Ave.
Fisher, Elias, Ninth St. and CAve.
Fairfax, Mary, 510 Tenth Ave.
Fisher, Phoebe, Ninth St. and C Ave.
Fisher, Elva, Ninth St. and C Ave.
Field, H. H., Dixon Rd.
Field, Emma, Dixon Rd.
Ford, Leo, 707 First Ave.
Ford, Mrs. Leo, 707 First Ave.
Fox, Mrs. J. W., East Third St.
Freeman, Ed., 404 Dixon Ave.
Freeman, Mary H., 404 Dixon Ave.
Fox, Austin, East Third St.
Freeman, Paul, 404 Dixon Ave.
Fox, Juanita, East Third St.'
Freeman, Luverne, 404 Dixon Ave.
Freeman, Sarah, 600 Dixon Ave.
Freeman, Delbert, 600 Dixon Ave.
Freeman, Bessie, 600 Dixon Ave.
Freeman, Arneda, Marshal, Min.
Freeman, Mrs. Pearl, 117 W. Second St.
Freeman, Ward, Fifth Ave.
Gaulrapp, Frank, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Gaulrapp, Harold, Hume Twn., R. F. D.
Gaulrapp, Henry, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Gaulrapp, Mrs. Henry, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Green, Mrs. Isaac, 102 Second St.
Gash, Walter, 807 Ave. A
Gash, Mabel, 807 Ave. A
Gaulrapp, Wendell, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Gaulrapp, Aaron, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Gaulrapp, Effie, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Gaulrapp, Clarence, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Gaulrapp, Maude, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Gaulrapp, Coe, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Gaulrapp, Alice Lou, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Gaidner, Clarence, 319 E. Fourth St.
George, Mrs. Berton, 209 E. Third St.
Gettle, A. J.. 802 W. Second St.
Gettle, Mrs. A. J.. 802 N. Second St.
Gettle, Charles, 600 Third Ave.
Gettle, Lola, 600 Third Ave.
Gettle, Lulu, 600 Third Ave.
Gettle, Paul, 802 W. Second St.
Gettle, Sue, 600 Third Ave.
Gibson, Nellie, 806 LeRoy Ave.
Gibson, Howard. 806 LeRoy Ave.
Gilbert, Mrs. A., Sycamore, Ill.
Gilbert, Frances, Sycamore, Ill.
Gilman, Ray, 404 Ave. C
Gilman, Mrs. Ray, 404 Ave. C
Golder, Lyle, Golder Rd.
Golder, Olive, Golder Rd.
Golder, Lee, Golder Rd.
Golder, Harold, Denver, Col.
Golder, Merle, Golder Rd.
Golder, Hugh, Denver, Col.
Golder, Lila, Golder Rd.
Goodell, Mrs. G., Leon, Ill.
Goshen, John, 306 Eighth Ave.
Gowen, Mrs. Adelia, Chicago, Ill.
Gowen. LeRoy, R. F. D. No.1, Rock Falls
George, Russell, Iowa
George, Mrs. R., Iowa
George, Betty Jane, Iowa
Gregory, Gladys, 404 Sixth Ave.
Grimes, Charles, Galt Rd., Sterling
Grimes, Addie, Galt Rd., Sterling
Grisze, William, North Tenth Ave.
Grisze, Mary, Nortb Tenth Ave.
Grove, Mrs. Ida, 216 E. Tenth St.
Grove, Paul, Dixon, Ill.
Grove, Mrs. J. F., 221 Ave. C
Grove, Helen, Dixon, Ill.
Grobe, William, Freeport Rd., Sterling
Grobe, Mrs. W., Freeport Rd., Sterling
Grobe, Nellie, Freeport Rd., Sterling
Grobe, Gen. B., Freeport Rd., Sterling
Gash, Ellsworth, 807 Ave. A
Hayward, Clare, 405 Eighth Ave.
Hayward, Celia, 405 Eighth Ave.
Haak, Madelyn, 404 Sixth Ave.
Haines, James, 406 Ave. B
Hanson, Howard, 206 Fifth Ave.
Hanson, Adelia, 206 Fifth Ave.
Hayward, Mrs. William, 404 1/2 Eighth Ave.
Halsted, Elizabeth, California
Hanks, America, 213 E. Seventh St.
Hanks, Lydia BelIe, 207 E. Sixth St.
Hanks, Clyde, 207 E. Sixth St.
Hansen, Jessie, 702 First Ave.
Hardy, Harriet, 613 E. Fifth St.
Hart, Ruby, Garden City
Hart, Kathleen, Garden City
Heaton, Minnie, Minnisota
Hendryx, Mary, R. F. D. No.3
Hewitt, Ida, 1001 First Ave.
Higgins, Gretchem Buck, 300 E. Ninth
Hill, Mrs. Ruth, 204 Wood Ave.
Hinds, William, 303 E. Fourth St.
Hitchens, J. J., 212 Fourth Ave.
Hitchens, Luetta, 212 Fourth Ave.
Hitchens, Harold, 212 Fourth Ave.
Hitchens, Jean, 212 Fourth Ave.
Hitchens, Lorraine, 212 Fourth Ave.
Holcomb, Bertha May, Garden City
Hollenbeck, Evelyn, Dixon Rd., R. F. D.
Hoover. August, 604 Ave. D
Hoover, Mrs. Aug., 604 Ave. D
Hoover, Florence, 604 Ave. D
Hoover, Robert, 604 Ave. D
Hopkins, Minnie, 704 W. Second St.
Sander, Mabel, 438 Ello PI., Chicago
Howe, Mrs. R. M., 303 Second Ave.
Howard, Lydia Clapper
Howard, Mrs. Ella, 611 W. Second St.
Humphrey, Fred, 222 Ave. E
Hubbard, Mrs. Minnie, South Ninth Ave.
Humphrey, Mrs. Fred, 222 Ave. E
Hubbard, Loretta, South Ninth Ave.
Humphrey, Hazel, 222 Ave. E
Humphrey, Floyd, 222 Ave. E
Humphrey, Emma, 512 Third Ave.
Humphrey, Viola, 512 Third Ave.
Hunter, Lois, 401 Third Ave.
Hurley, Vera, Sterling, Ill.
Issherwood, 1., 707 First Ave.
Issherwood, Mary, 707 First Ave.
Insley, Harry, 201 Fourth Ave.
Insley, Helen, 201 Fourth Ave.
Insley, Mary, 201 Fourth Ave.
Jenkins, Mrs. G. A., 401 Fifth Ave.
J estice, Dorothy
Johnson, Fred, Walton, Ill.
Johnson, Hazel, Walton, Ill.
Johnson, Gertrude R., Walton. Ill.
Johnson, Ila, .117 W. Second St.
Johnson, Millard, 117 W. Second St.
Johnston, Mrs. AIda, 310 E. Second St.
Jones, Mrs. Bert, 227 Ave. C
Kadel, John, Sr., 710 First Ave.
Karr, Omar, 406 Ave. C .
Karr, Bessie, 406 Ave. C
Karr, Althea, 406 Ave. C
Karr, Elva, 406 Ave. C
Knight, Geo., Dixon Ave.
Knight, David, Dixon Ave.
Knight. Mrs. D., Dixon Ave.
Krenwinkle, Peter, 505 First Ave.
Krenwinkle, Nellie, 505 First Ave.
Krenwinkle, Julia, 505 First Ave.
Kyger, John, Eleventh Ave.
Kerwin, Hattie, 507 Fourth St.
Kauffmann, Fred, Como Rd., Sterling
Kauffmann, Edith, Como Rd., Sterling
Kauffmann, Lee, Como Rd., Sterling
Keener, Adam, Second Ave.
Keener. Alice, Second Ave.
Kelsey, Bryant, Fourth Ave.
Kelsey, Mrs. B., Fourth Ave.
Kent, Mrs. Lee, 1039 Seventh Ave., Clinton, Iowa
Kelsey, Mrs. B., East Fourth Ave.
Kelsey, "Fanny, 409 Second Ave.
Kelsey, Lester, 409 Second Ave.
Lane, Maxine, 312 E. Third St.
Landis, Grant, 307 Second Ave.
Landis, Anna, 307 Second Ave.
Longfellow, H. F., Sterling, III., R. F. D.
Longfellow, Mrs. H. F., Sterling, III., R. F. D.
Laughlin, Effie, Eighth Ave., South of City Limits
Lewis, Olaf, Tampico, 111.
Little, David, 715 First Ave.
Little, Evelyn, 715 First Ave.
Little, Mrs. Charles, 501 Allen St.
Little, Alice, Dixon Rd.
Little, Vincent, Dixon Rd.
Lockhart, Florence, 800 W. Second St.
Logan, Ellsworth, 604 Eleventh Ave.
Logan, Ava, 407 E. Sixth St.
Logan, Sumner, 407 E. Sixth St.
Marshall, Henry, 802 Le Roy Ave.
Martin, Mrs. John
Marshall, William, 802 LeRoy Ave.
Maybrey, Sarah. Cor. Third Ave. and Third St.
Mathis, James, West Second St.
Mayfield, Clifford, 310 E. Third St.
Mayfield, William, 310 E. Third St.
Mayfield, George, 310 E. Third St.
Meade, Lydia, 400 Fourth Ave.
Miner, Stella, 300 Sixth Ave.
Miner, Fern, 300 Sixth Ave.
Miner, Willard, Norwich, Conn.
Miner, Gladys, 300 Sixth Ave.
Mogenson, Theodore, 204 Fifth Ave.
Mogenson, Marie, 204 Fifth Ave.
Moore, Mrs. De Lyle, 903 E. Third St., Sterling
Moran, John, Sterling, Ill.
Morrison, Ada, 208 Third Ave.
Morse, Carl, Van Petten Rd.
Morse, Bernice, Van Petten Rd.
Mowrer, Newton, 215 First Ave.
Mulford, Estelynd, 500 Tenth Ave.
Mulford, Mrs. S. A., 500 Tenth Ave.
Mulford, Roland, 500 Tenth Ave.
Murray, John, 1002 First Ave.
Murray, Mrs. John, 1002 First Ave.
Myers, Carl, 304 Dixon Ave.
Myers, Mrs. Carl, 304 Dixon Ave.
Murray, Mabel, Cor. Fourth St. and Fourth Ave.
McAllister, Paul, 413 Fifth Ave.
McAllister, Vera, 413 Fifth Ave.
McAllister, Minerva, 413 Fifth Ave.
McBeth, Lillian, Fifth Ave.
McBeth, Helen, Fifth Ave.
McElhaney, Clinton, Como, Ill.
McElhaney, Jennie, Como, Ill.
McKinney, Mrs. Irene, 401 Fifth Ave.
McCrossly, Mrs. Leo
McIlmoyle, Annie c., 407 Fourth Ave.
McNeil, John, Dixon Rd., R. F. D.
McNeil, Mary, Dixon Rd., R. F. D.
McNeil, Emery, Dixon Rd., R. F. D.
McNeil, Arthur, Dixon Rd., R. F. D.
McNeil, Earl, Dixon Rd., R. F. D.
McNitt, Hattie, Third Ave.
Nutt, Mrs. Conyne, Dixon Ave.
O'Hare, Robert, East Second St.
Oatman, Benj., 400 Sixth Ave.
Oatman, E$ther, 400 Sixth Ave.
Oberbilling, Mrs. Iva .
Olds, Henry, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Olds, Rebecca, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Olds, Catherine, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Olds, Henrietta, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Parks, Lucius, Second Ave.
Parks, Lois, Second Ave.
Partridge, Mrs. John, 614 Third Ave.
Pease, Mrs. Edwin
Pfulb, Lourd, Second Ave.
Pfulb, Leola, Second Ave.
Pfulb, Lillian Brown, 402 Fourth Ave.
Pfulb, C. J., 408 Second Ave.
Pfulb, Anna, 408 Second Ave.
Pippert, Emily, Third Ave.
Pippert, Henry, Second Ave.
Pippert, Charles, 211 Third Ave.
Pierson, Martha, Tampico, Ill.
Pierson, Bernice, Tampico, Ill.
Pope, Mildred, 212 Sixth Ave.
Portner, Mark, 209 E. Sixth St.
Portner, Mrs. M., 209 E. Sixth St.
Portner, Harold, 209 E. Sixth St.
Portner, Carl, 209 E. Sixth St.
Propheteer, Jacob, 514 Dixon Ave.
Propheteer, Fred, 514 Dixon Ave.
Prussing, Matthias, 812 Ave. A
Prussing, Mrs. M., 812 Ave. A
Prussing, Ralph LeRoy, 812 Ave. A
Pence, Mrs. Mary, 209 First Ave.
Quick, Helen, 1013 LeRoy Ave.
Rakow, John, Mrs. 1104 W. Fifth St.
Rakow, George, 1104 W. Fifth St.
Rakow, Bertha Mae, 1104 W. Fifth St.
Reynolds, Mrs. Lee, 509 E. Fifth St.
Reynolds, Velma, 509 E. Fifth St.
Richards, Mrs. H.
Rhyne, John, 804 E. Second St.
Rhyne, Mrs. John, 804 E. Second St.
Rhyne, Kathryn, 804 E. Second St.
Rhyne, Alice, 804 E. Second St.
Rhyne, Gordon, 804 E. Second St.
Robb, William, Cor. Third St. and Ave. B, Sterling
Robb, Minnie, Chicago, Ill.
Rodemeyer, Mrs. Hermann, Eighth Ave.
Root, Lyman, 209 E. Fourth St.
Root, Mrs. L., 209 E. Fourth St.
Rumley, Frank, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Rumley, .Mrs. Frank, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Russell, Agnes, Kewanee, Ill.
Russell, Le Roy, Kewanee, Ill.
Rumley, Charlotte, 910 LeRoy Ave.
Schultz, Elmar, 404 Ave. B
Schultz, Marian, 404 Ave. B
Spencer, Bernice, Dixon Ave.
Spencer, Mrs. B., Dixon Ave.
Schealer, Mrs. Lorens, 606 E. Ninth St., Sterling
Schultz, August, 601 Eleventh Ave.
Schultz, Mildred, 601 Eleventh Ave.
Schultz, Mrs. August, 601 Eleventh Ave.
Schultz, Milo, 601 Eleventh Ave.
Schwab, Mrs. William, 1107 W. Fifth St.
Schultz, Austin, 601 Eleventh Ave.
Schwab, Leonard, 1107 W. Fifth St.
Schwab, William, 1107 W. Fifth St.
Schwab, Albert, 1107 W. Fifth St.
Scott, Dr. F. J., 318 E. Second St.
Scott, Mrs. F. J., 318 E. Second St.
Scott, Floy, 318 E. Second St.
Seneff, Mrs. Sadie, 801 W. Second St.
Seneff, Bertha, 801 W. Second St.
Schutt, Agnes, 215 Fourth Ave.
Schutt, Paul, 215 Fourth Ave.
Schutt, Helen, 215 Fourth Ave.
Schutt, Verna, Dixon Rd., R. F. D;
Sharts, H. P., LeRoy Ave.
Sharts, Mrs. H. P., LeRoy Ave.
Sharts, Floyd, LeRoy Ave.
Sharts, Paul, LeRoy Ave.
Scott, Mrs. Ruby, 9000 W. Fifth St.
Scott, Leora, 9007 W. Fifth St.
Scott, Charles, 9000 W. Fifth St.
Sheely, David, 603 Ave. A
Sheely, Mrs. David, 603 Ave. A
Sheely, Alvin, 603 Ave. A
Sheely, Aaron, 603 Ave. A
Simester, Percy, 216 E. Tenth St.
Simester, Fay, 216 E. Tenth St.
Simester Ray, Dixon Rd., R. F. D.
Simester, Agnes, Dixon Rd., R. F. D.
Sisson, Albert, 307 E. Third St.
Sisson, Elsie, 307 E. Third St.
Sisson, Daniel, 408 E. Third St.
Sisson, Frances, 408 E. Third St.
Smith, Nelson, 401 E. Eighth St.
Smith, Annie, 606 Tenth Ave.
Smith, Narda, 401 E. Eighth St.
Smith, LaRue, 414 E. Eighth St.
Smith, Mrs. E., 408 Twelfth Ave.
Smith, Ada Belle
Smith, Pearl Orr
Sowles, Emma, 811 First Ave.
Sowles, Thelma, 811 First Ave.
Spangler, William, Garden City
Spear, Mrs. Harry, Dixon Rd., R. F. D.
Spiegel, Mrs. Ada Swartz
Spiegel, John, 302 Seventh Ave.
Steadman, William, 1208 W. Third St.
Stern, Ada, 300 E. Second St.
Stephenson, Kate, 401 E. Seventh St.
Stephenson, Claribel, 401 E. Seventh St.
Stephenson, Thomas, 905 W. Fifth St.
Stephenson, Gayle, 905 W. Fifth St.
Stevens, Mrs. D., Ave. B
Stevens, Doris, Ave. B
Stevens, Laura, Ave. B
Stevens, Lulu, Ave. B
Stevens, Cecil, Ave. B
Stone,W. T. 502 Dixon Ave.
Stone, Nellie, 502 Dixon Ave.
Stone, Kenneth, 502 Dixon Ave.
Stone, Glen, South Sixth Ave.
Stone, Mrs. Violet, South Sixth Ave.
Stone, Leslie, South Sixth Ave.
Stoner, Claude, 408 E. Second St.
Stone, Robert, South Sixth Ave.
Scanlan, Nellie, Buell Rd., R. F. D.
Scanlan, Delia, Buell Rd., R. F. D.
Talbot, Mrs. Edith, 1301 Twelfth Ave.
Taylor, E. U:, 214 Sixth Ave.
Taylor, Mrs. E. U., 214 Sixth Ave.
Traister, Samuel, 205 Dixon Ave.
Traister, Mrs. S., 205 Dixon Ave.
Traister, Freeman, 205 Dixon Ave.
Thomas, W. C. Third Ave.
Thompson, John Vernon, Second Ave.
Thompson, Margaret, Second Ave.
Teach, Sadie, 400 Galt Ave.
Thompson, Felton, Eighth St.
Teach, Glen, 400 Galt Ave.
Teach, Floyd, 400 Galt Ave.
Ufkin, Ethel, 606 Third Ave.
Underhill, Perry, Third Ave.
Underhill, Mrs. Perry, Third Ave.
Van De Mark, Wilbur, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Van De Mark, Mamie, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Van De Mark, Leta, Hume Twp., R. F. D.
Van Horn, Mrs. George, 309 E. Fifth St.
Van Horn, Robert, 309 E. Fifth St.
Van Horn, Harrison, 309 E. Fifth St.
Varner, M., 210 Fourth Ave., R. F.
Varner, Mrs. M.. 210 Fourth Ave., R. F.
Varner, Harvey, 210 Fourth Ave., R:. F.
Varner, LeRoy, 210 Fourth Ave., R. F.
Vaughn, Bessie, Galt Hotel, Sterling, Ill.
Walton, Mrs. J., 210 Tenth Ave.
Walton, Bessie, 210 Tenth Ave.
Walton, Mildred, 210 Tenth Ave.
Wallingford, Edw., 308 Dixon Ave.
Wallingford, Mrs. Edw., 308 Dixon Ave.
Weisenberger, Lillian, Sixth Ave.
Wessells, Mrs. Lottie Lee, Eleventh Ave.
Wetzel, Lillian, 1100 W. Fifth St.
Wetzel, Rena, 1100 W. Fifth St.
Wheelock, Luther, 324 E. Second St.
Wheelock, Mrs. L., 324 E. Second St.
Whitney, May Lewis, 403 Second Ave.
Whitney, Elizabeth, 317 First Ave.
Willett, Medora, 415 Fourth Ave., R. F.
Williams, Irene Dorld
Willett, Mary, 415 Fourth Ave., R. F.
Willett, Kenneth, 415 Fourth Ave., R. F.
Willett, Donald, 415 Fourth Ave., R. F.
Williams, Alice Britt
Wittington, H. A.
Wittington, Mrs. H. A.
Wylie, Tracey, 309 Second Ave.
Wylie, Mrs. T., 309 Second Ave.
Woods, Elmar, Garden City
Woods, Mrs. Elmar, Garden City
Wylie, Reta, 309 Second Ave.
Woodring, Me Harry, Second Ave.
Woodring, Mrs. H., Second Ave.
Wilkins, Ernest, 207 1/2 W. Second St.
Wilkins, Mrs. Ernest, 207 1/2 W. Second St.
Wilkins, Lee, 203 Eighth Ave.
Wilkins, Mrs. Lee, 203 Eighth Ave.
Wagley, Betty, 408 E. Fifth St.
Wagley, Lois, 408 E. Fifth St.
Woods, Lizzie, Dixon Rd., R. F. D.
Yeager, B. A., North Woodlawn Farm, Sterling
Yeager Mrs. B. A., North Woodlawn Farm, Sterling
Yeager, Eugene, North Woodlawn Farm, Sterling
Yeoward, Frank, Dixon Rd., R. F. D.
Yeoward, Mrs. Frank, Dixon Rd., R. F. D.
Yeoward, Walter, Dixon Rd. R. F. D.
Yeoward, Libba, 403 Second Ave.
Zentz, Irwin, Ohio, Ill.
Zentz, Mrs. Irwin, Ohio, Ill.
Ziegler, Beulah, 412 Third Ave.
Ziegler, Mary, 412 Third Ave.
Zimmerman, Mrs. J. R.
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